Exhibitor reviews

Exhibitor reviews

“After all the events happened in tourism sector in 2015, we are convinced that the Russian market is very important for us and we must fight for it. For that reason we are here participating at one of the most important tourist exhibitions in Russia. It's not just my opinion, many of Spain's regions - Catalonia, Andalusia, the Costa Blanca and others favoured the participation and promotion of their destinations here”

Luis Boves Martin, Counsellor for Tourism at the Embassy of Spain in the Russian Federation

“It happened that on the exhibition opening day our company turned 24 years, and it was our 22nd participation at OTDYKH. This shows that we are very loyal to this event, as our main destinations are very popular in winter - the season which is represented at the exhibition very well. We also liked moving to the new venue - CEC “Expocentre” is very convenient for us and our partners”

Dmitry Arutyunov, General Director of ART TOUR

“Serbia participated at the exhibition for the fifth time. This year a record number of 17 tour operators worked at the stand! We presented our winter destinations, spa resorts, which we are especially proud of. Russian tourists are very important for us. We do not have a sea, but we offer hospitality, good food, good mood, visa-free visiting, and direct flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Over the past 10 years the number of Russian tourists in Serbia has increased in five times not least because our continuous participation at OTDYKH.

Olga Stojanovic, Counsellor of the National Tourism Organization of Serbia

“We participated at the exhibition for the first time with a big stand in the pavilion representing countries of the Eastern Europe. 24 tourist companies from Georgia came here to increase awareness of our destinations in the Russian market and to attract tourists”

Tatia Khaindrava, Chief Coordinator of Brand Development Department, Georgian National Tourism Administration

“The Turkish business felt the absence of Russian tourists, because they make about 9% in the total tourist flow. The resorts and tourism industry representatives are happy that Russian tourists return demonstrating high demand this autumn. We would like to show that our country is not just a beach destination. We have winter offers, cultural and health tourism”.

Alper Ozkan, Councellor for Culture and Tourism at the Turkish Embassy in the Russian Federation

“The incoming companies, hotels, museums, parks, entertainment complexes represented at the stand of the Republic of Tatarstan, worked very hard to prepare for the exhibition. This shows that participation in the exhibition is efficient indeed. If a region shows the progress in tourism development and attracts tourists, it must participate in the major exhibitions. We held many useful meetings that would be difficult to organize in a different situation, and we had new and unexpected contacts”

Ekaterina Barabanova, Deputy Chairman of the Republic of Tatarstan State Committee on Tourism

“Visiting a website or reading a booklet is far from live communication. During the show we speak with people from other regions and managing companies. Many experts come to us asking questions they hesitate or find inappropriate to ask on the phone. What is tourism? Tourism is a materialized impression, and, in fact, the exhibition is a first step for us to sell this wonderful impression of Abrau-Durso resort. And OTDYKH is a recognized platform that helps us to do it.”

Yuliya Mikhaleva, Tourism and Recreation Development Director of Abrau-Durso

“Our first goal is to support and develop business contacts between Thai companies and Russian tourist society, and the second goal is to provide the visitors with an opportunity to get primary or extended information about the country. This year, we presented 15 companies at our 200 sq.m stand, including Thai Airways, which had left the Russian market last year”

Konstantin Kinel, Marketing Manager of Tourism Authority of Thailand

“This year in addition to exhibiting, we sponsored OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health exhibition to reach a wider audience - agencies, tour operators and visitors who is interested in obtaining high quality medical services in Russia. We witness a growing interest to medical tourism, and opening many new health resorts and clinics in the regions. That is why we decided to present our services here at the exhibition and to show that it is possible to get quality medical care without leaving the country”

Alexandra Ulich, General Director of “Kivach” clinic

“We participated at the exhibition in Moscow for the first time. We chose OTDYKH Leisure exhibition to present our new product - Booking Suit RateIntelligence. Here we met a lot partners we are working with, and made new partnerships. We hold a presentation of our new product, so everything is OK so far”

Julia Pechenina, Account Manager, Hotels Russia & CIS at

“Many thanks for the unique medical and health tourism conference: everything went smoothly and strictly in compliance with the agenda, there were a lot of interesting and essential reports. For the first time I experienced such a perfect conference organization of the all-Russian scale”

Marina Shevchuk, Director of “Vivat Zdorovye” Marketing Agency

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